The attractiveness of second home areas in Sweden: A quantitative analysis
2006 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, Vol. 9, no 4&5, 335-350 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The attractiveness of second home areas is usually measured in absolute figures. Such an approach ignores that second home areas have different potentials to attract second home buyers, because of their relative location in relation to major population centres. Hence, absolute figures represent the total distribution of the population rather than the amenity of a location. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relative attractiveness, here expressed as relative acceptance (RA), of second home areas in Sweden, which accounts for the spatial context of the areas. The analysis is based on a comprehensive dataset containing geo-references for all second homes and second home owners in Sweden in 2001.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 9, no 4&5, 335-350 p.
second homes, attractiveness, Sweden, relative acceptance, mobility, tourism
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9750DOI: doi:10.2167/cit269.0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9750DiVA: diva2:149421